Central Maine Power

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine utility spent more than $2.3 million in the most recent quarter to rally against a potential statewide vote about whether it can build a transmission line to bring hydropower from Canada.

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A ballot question committee representing the Canadian energy company Hydro-Quebec could face a significant fine from state election regulators for the late disclosure of campaign activity. Meanwhile, a state lawmaker is trying to stop the company’s efforts to convince Maine voters to approve a controversial $1 billion transmission project at the ballot box in November.

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Two national companies that operate natural gas plants in Maine are stepping into the fight over Central Maine Power’s power line proposal for western Maine. They’ve created a new political action committee supporting a potential ballot item aimed at killing the CMP project.

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Hydro-Quebec, the Canadian energy company poised to supply hydropower to a proposed transmission line through western Maine, is joining a campaign to defeat a referendum that could scuttle the $1 billion project at the ballot box next year.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced Friday that it will conclude both its investigation into Central Maine Power’s (CMP) metering and billing practices and its deliberations of the company’s proposed rate changes by the end of January.

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Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile transmission line to bring hydropower from Canada to New England turned out in force at a public hearing in Lewiston Thursday night. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was taking testimony as it considers CMP's application for a federal permit.

LEWISTON, Maine - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a public hearing Thursday on Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile transmission line to bring Canadian hydropower to New England.

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Central Maine Power's corporate parent has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine levied by a nonprofit that helps set standards for the nation's power grid.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public File

A ratepayer advocacy group says 50 Central Maine Power customers embroiled in billing disputes have received disconnect notices.

Mal Leary / Maine Public File

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills says she does not plan to get involved in a potential ballot campaign that could determine whether Central Maine Power (CMP) can build a controversial transmission line through Western Maine, even though she supports the project.

Maine Public File

Electricity prices for Central Maine Power's (CMP) customers will drop next year, under a decision Wednesday by the state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

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Opponents of Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line project through western Maine say the effort to put the issue on the 2020 ballot got a boost from yesterday's election.

The CEO of Canadian energy giant Hydro-Quebec says the company could have done a better job making its case for Central Maine Power's controversial 145-mile transmission line through western Maine.

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Renewed winds causing problems for crews trying to repair damage from a storm that began Thursday. Emera Maine and Central Maine Power both say, even as repairs were made following a first wave of wind overnight, a second wave of gusty winds caused more damage.

TRENTON, N.J. - Around 420,000 customers were without power up and down the Eastern Seaboard and in Ohio as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.

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